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Continuing on with Week 12 of the Buckeye Empire Summer Series, we take a look at Tight End Blake Thomas.  Blake is in his second year with the Buckeyes after redshirting the entire 2012 season as a true freshman. Blake came to Ohio State by way of the powerful St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Where he helped the Wildcats win their 11th State Championship. At 6’5” 250 pounds Blake has a reputation as being an overpowering blocking tight end but he also has hands that are soft enough to catch the football. Coming out of high school he was ranked the 16th best tight end by Before committing to Ohio State he was strongly considering Boston College, but once Ohio State extended an offer it was a done deal. During the spring game this year when he had 2 receptions for 40 yards, one of which was a 34 yarder which showed off his soft hands. With his play in the spring game and with his skill set it looks like Blake will be back up to junior Jeff Heuerman and to sophomore Nick Vannett. With losing the fullbacks from last year all three tight ends are going to need to be versatile on the field playing both fullback and tight end this year. Although Blake may not see the field much this year everyone should look forward to seeing this young man make plays in the future.

Video could clear Carlos Hyde?

Carlos Hyde was suspended indefinitely for his alleged role in an assault case, but a surveillance video may clear him of wrongdoing.

Report: Video clears Hyde of assault

Columbus nightclub video footage appears to clear Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde of allegedly hitting a woman, Yahoo! Sports is reporting. Footage from the Sugar Bar 2 shows that Hyde, who was suspended from the team indefinitely Monday by coach Urban Meyer after being named a person of interest in the investigation, did not touch the alleged victim during the incident early...

Ohio St RB Carlos Hyde supposedly cleared of wrongdoing

Carlos Hyde is dismissed from the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. The cause? He PUNCHED A GIRL. And not just any girl but a policeman’s daughter. This should get interesting. Turns out, Columbus nightclub video footage appears to clear Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde of allegedly hitting a woman, Yahoo! Sports is reporting.   The video from...

Meyer evaluating situation with RB Hyde

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he will make a decision about running back Carlos Hyde once he evaluates the facts surrounding the case. The school announced Monday that Hyde and three other players had been disciplined. Hyde was suspended indefinitely after he was named a person of interest in an investigation into an alleged assault of a woman at a downtown Columbus bar. Hyde...

Big 10 Mascots do their best poses…OMG WHAT THE?!?

The 2013 Big 10 Media Days has wrapped up, and is came to a close, the mascots of all 10 12 current teams got together to pose for the camera Looks like a fun bunch until you notice that Herky is giving Brutus his jerky! What kinda party was this? You cannot shove a buncha people dressed up in these type of outfits in a small room. We have it on good authority that his is common...

Urban Meyer Says He Wants “Hard Discipline” At Ohio State

Urban Meyer is putting his program at Ohio State on notice, the players will either fall in line, face harsh discipline, and possible dismissal. Or at least that’s what he wants you to think. Meyer faced the music on Wednesday after enduring weeks of criticism for his programs constantly being enthralled in off the field arrest. prior to arriving at Big 10 Media Day, Meyer was...

Replacing Leaders: Jake Stoneburner

    This week on Buckeye Empire has all been about the tight ends and fullbacks, places that on most teams are rarely recognized for more than a couple plays a game.  Ohio State has a little different history when it comes to these usually “second tier” offensive options, especially at the tight end position.  Looking back to the past decade or so in Ohio State football...

Braxton Miller meets the media, gets softball questions (video)

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was probably the most decorated player at Big Ten Media Days. And as such he was getting a lot of love from the local media, who were tossing him some softball questions. To be fair, I did hear one reporter jokingly say to him: “only 20 more minutes of torture,” denoting the time remaining in the media session. I got a good laugh out of that...

Video: Ohio State Day 1

Buckeye Sports Bulletin's Ari Wasserman and FOX Sports NEXT's Simone Scott discuss Ohio State on Day 1 of Big Ten Media Day.

Miller Entering 2013 As Humble As Ever

Ohio State's quarterback is coming back from a historic season, but you might never know it from talking to him. Though he remains as laid-back as ever in the interview room, he says he has developed into the leader his head coach wants at his position.

5 Teams Most Likely to Dethrone the SEC

Since Florida pounded Ohio State 41-14 at the conclusion of the 2006 season, the SEC has dominated college football. The SEC has claimed the last seven BCS titles with the last two and three of the last four going to Alabama. With the 2013 college football season now roughly a month away, here are the [...]

Smith Happy To See NCAA Addressing Issues

The past few weeks have been filled with talk of major NCAA change, and count Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith among those who are happy to see some issues are being met head-on.

Head coach Urban Meyer and what he had to say at Big Ten’s Media Day in Chicago

On Wednesday, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer addressed a crowd of about 500 reporters at the Big Ten Media Day inside the International Ballroom of the Chicago Hilton. Here’s what Coach Meyer had...

Meyer admits mistakes ... sort of

Urban Meyer didn't take the blame for his players' legal troubles at Ohio State and Florida. But for once, he didn't ignore them.
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